Linksys WPC11 locks computer after upgrading to XP Pro
Posted on 2004-09-20
My Sony PCG-Z505 laptop worked fine with my Linksys WPC11 wireless-B PCMCIA card adapater and Linksys router -- until I upgraded to Windows XP Pro. Now, every thing works fine until I try to insert the card in the slot.
If I insert the card in the slot when the machine is off, it locks up at the "Splash" screen. If I insert the card while the machine is on, it immediately locks up and will only respond to a hard reboot.
To be fair, the upgrade wizard suggested that the Card Bus might be a problem -- but all other PCMCIA cards (modem, scsi, etc.) seem to be no problem.
I haven't installed any specific drivers, etc. because the Linksys installation says they are not to be installed for Windows XP. Is there some driver I could download to convince XP to recognize the card and not lock up immediately?
Any help would be appreciated!